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As space permits, frequently in the spring and fall, occasionally in the summer, non-researcher guests may stay at the Station and enjoy outstanding scenery, a multitude of wildlife, and great hiking trails.


Cabins are available for your stay here at the station. Please come and take your meals with other naturalists or researchers that use the station. No pets are allowed at the SWRS.  Please do not bring pets and leave them in the car.

Call 520-558-2396 for our current rates and to make a reservation. 


The Seminar Room, Education Building, and laboratories are wired with ADSL (internet).  We also have a computer room that you may use that has internet.  Free wireless is available in most open areas around the station such as the porches outside the rooms, the pool, and at most picnic tables scattered around the station.  Wireless is not available in most rooms because of their construction.  We do not guarantee the wireless connection will be available at all times.  Heavy rains and other adverse conditions can sometimes interfere with the wireless.  You are welcome to bring a laptop and use wireless when it is available (about 90% of the time) in the areas mentioned above.


Cave Creek Canyon is home to hundreds of species of birds, as well as numerous mammals and reptiles.


The Coronado National Forest, which surrounds the research station and is a hikers paradise. Several trails are accessible directly from the station while others can be reached within a short drive. Visitors who are lodging at the station can request a sack lunch